A posthumous bust of Charles Townley (1737-1805) by his friend and contemporary, Joseph Nollekens.
Bust of Charles Townley by Joseph Nollekens, 1807
© Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum
- Height: 47.6 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £93,750 ( Total: £308,750; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- Daniel Katz Ltd
Charles Townley was the noted collector of ancient sculpture of his day, partly because his collection was on display in his London house and available to view. He was a friend and patron of artists and scholars and a Trustee of the British Museum. The museum owns two paintings of Charles Townley: Zoffany's 'Charles Townley and his friends in the Park St. Gallery, Westminster' (ArtFunded in 1939) and Cosway's 'Group of Connoisseurs'.
? John Towneley; by descent; Daniel Katz Ltd.